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by Charley
October 3rd, 2008, 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point, Oct. 1 08
Replies: 17
Views: 3193

McNeil Point, Oct. 1 08

Hello all, I visited McNeil Point with a coworker the other day, and here are some photos. The view of Hood from Bald Mountain: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2908397647_22e6f47eab.jpg One of the several tiny lakes on the way up: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2909243772_944ae53182.jpg Mos...
by Charley
October 2nd, 2008, 8:52 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Oregonian article about new historical trail
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Oregonian article about new historical trail

Here's an article about a new trail near Brookings:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ss ... now_a.html
by Charley
September 28th, 2008, 5:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chain Lakes, Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker August 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Chain Lakes, Mount Shuksan, Mount Baker August 2008

Nice!
Chain chain chaaaaaaiiiin, chain of lakes. . .
(Sorry, this made me think of "Chain of Fools)

Certainly looks different from the Cascades around here.
Charley
by Charley
September 25th, 2008, 9:49 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: How to Hang a Bear Bag???
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: How to Hang a Bear Bag???

One time, I was hanging up the bag on a dead limb of a Doug Fir. I like to get the rock throwing part done before dinner, while there's still some light, because there's nothing more frustrating than trying find an appropriate limb, then trying to hit it in the dark. So I got my rock sack and loaded...
by Charley
September 25th, 2008, 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Little Zigzag Exploratory
Replies: 12
Views: 3222

Re: Little Zigzag Exploratory

Lovely trip! I'm interested in the Mt. Hood Loop Highway. I saw a sign pointing toward it this weekend, at Gumjuwac Saddle, and wondered what it was all about. I'm guessing it's mostly paved over by 26 and other big roads, but I'd love to visit any remaining undeveloped sections. Any info out there?...
by Charley
September 25th, 2008, 4:22 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: How to Hang a Bear Bag???
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: How to Hang a Bear Bag???

This is the way I've figured out: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/bear_bag_hanging_technique.html I have trouble hitting the tree on the first time (I've got an awful throw), and sometimes I think it'd be a funny Youtube video- Charley throwing wild and having to retrieve hi...
by Charley
September 22nd, 2008, 7:54 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: How to get a better night's sleep in a tent?
Replies: 19
Views: 2543

Re: How to get a better night's sleep in a tent?

Tylenol PM. . .
That failing, I second Grannyhiker. I love the sounds of animals and the wind and the whole sensuality of the experience. I just try to enjoy being awake and experiencing all the sights and sounds of sleeping under the stars.
by Charley
September 7th, 2008, 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Not So Random Thoughts on Pack Weight
Replies: 21
Views: 3471

Re: Not So Random Thoughts on Pack Weight

Superultralight Base weight of 5 lbs or less. This is a category that requires tremendous discipline, experience, likely some tailor-made/homemade gear, advanced techniques, and a definite sacrifice of some camp comfort. The trade-off is the ease of dayhiking with an etherweight pack. Tremendous co...
by Charley
September 5th, 2008, 1:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 8500’ Above the Glisan Glacier 8/28/08
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: 8500’ Above the Glisan Glacier 8/28/08

Sounds like a nice trip. Is it safe to be up there? Are there rocks falling and such? How is walking on the snowfields? Do you use stiff boots to kick steps?
Charley
by Charley
September 5th, 2008, 1:06 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Wondering why don't people use GPS?
Replies: 35
Views: 5196

Re: Wondering why don't people use GPS?

1. Price! 2. Batteries running out. 3. Having to take care of another sensitive, expensive electronics product. Besides, I really enjoy using my maps. I generally keep it out, and constantly refer to it. A good topo is a real joy to use. I second the frustration with the Forest Service's lack of map...